Pilgrim Glass Cameo Glass Lamp by Kelsey Murphy. Cobalt Blue Butterflies satin crystal body. This listing is for a beautiful Pilgrim Cameo Glass lamp carved inside shade with Butterflies in flight. It is singed Kelsey / Pilgrim. It is hot Cased in Cobalt Blue on satin crystal.
It is 15 tall and 9 wide. Cameo Glass is the art of carving through different layers of colored glass. This is just one of many beautiful designs that glass artist Kelsey Murphy got her inspiration from nature. Pilgrim under Kelseys direction had perfected hot casing multiple layers of hot glass and carving through them to the layers below. There are several companies that have done cold casing of layers but none have accomplished what Pilgrim Glass did with hot cased glass.
This feat along with the artistry is what will continue to keep this glass sought after in the future as more collectors realize just how special it is. Pilgrim Glass Ceredo, West Virginia closed in 2002 but there final chapter is far from over as more people discover the legacy they left behind. Until Kelsey developed her methods, only five layers of cameo glass had ever been successfully cased and carved. She and Pilgrim Glass Union glass blowers pushed that number to 12.
Her 1994 Run for the Roses creation was among the largest cameo vases ever carved. A team of Pilgrim Glass master craftsmen executed Kelseys design.In 1995, the New Orleans Museum of Art offered a retrospective of Kelseys work, a crowning achievement for any artist. A three-dimensional carved eagle blown by Pilgrim master craftsman Keith Adkins and carved by Kelsey was presented to Bill and Hillary Clinton when the president visited Huntington in 1996. The life-size eagle was crafted from five colors and blown without the benefit of a mold. The piece now resides at the front door to the Clinton Library in Little Rock, Arkansas. The piece boasts nine layers of glass, each a brilliant contrasting color. Kelsey carved through the layers to reveal large magnolia blossoms and leaves that frame swans gliding across a blue lake. The item "Pilgrim Cameo Glass Lamp Kelsey Murphy Cobalt Blue Butterflies West Virginia" is in sale since Wednesday, December 16, 2015. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Pilgrim". The seller is "2ram1" and is located in Middletown, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Iceland, Jersey, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Peru, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, Canada, Colombia.